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MS Eng 870

Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895, compiler. Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson autograph album, 1552-1890: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, f
Call No.: MS Eng 870
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895, compiler.
Title: Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson autograph album,
Date(s): 1552-1890.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes and 1 volume (1 linear ft.)
Abstract: Album of autographs by European literary and historical figures, compiled by English poet Frederick Locker-Lampson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

52M-268F. Deposited by Mr Samuel B. Grimson, 130 East 67th Street, New York City; received: 1953 June 25. Gift of Bettina W. Grimson, 1960 January 12.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson Autograph Album, 1552-1890 (MS Eng 870). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Locker-Lampson was an English poet and book collector.

Scope and Contents

Includes letters, compositions, engravings, drawings and other documents by European literary and historical figures as well as mezzotint, lithograph or engraved portraits of them. Autographs include Jane Austen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, William Blake, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Martin Luther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and François Marie Arouet de Voltaire, among many others. Album formerly bound, letters and some items removed to folders in boxes, most engravings and images remain in the volume.
The album is sometimes referred to as the Great Album of Frederick Locker. All published references to material from this album must employ the title The Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson Autograph Album.
[Note: The following items are not listed in the first Rowfant catalogue (1886): 4, 23, 37C, 39, 67, 78C, 79B, 79C, 83A, 97, 98, 99B, 100A, 100B.]

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